Urologists and urological surgeons do a lot more than just treat the urinary tract. They also perform vasectomies, reverse vasectomies, and penile implant treatments to help men with their sexual health.
You undoubtedly know about how an enlarged prostate due to BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia) can create problems with urinating. This is an easy way to understand how a man’s sexual function and urinary function correlate. You also know about prostate cancer and how important it is for a man to get regular PSA (prostate-specific antigen) checks in order to help prevent it.
Some health problems need to be treated surgically, whereas others can be treated with medication or via noninvasive methods. Let’s talk about some of the main procedures that urologists and urological surgeons frequently perform on patients, and where you can go to receive medical care specializing in men’s health.
Procedures Frequently Performed by Urological Surgeons
The following are some of the procedures most commonly performed by a urological surgeon:
A vasectomy is a permanent form of birth control, although a reversal is possible. The process consists of a urologist severing the vas deferens, thereby preventing your sperm from entering your semen. It is therefore nearly 100% effective at preventing pregnancy. The procedure only requires a local anesthetic, and it usually takes less than a half-hour to complete.
If you have already had a vasectomy and have decided that you would like to have a child, a vasectomy reversal may be able to give you that capability again. In this procedure, your urologist reconnects the vas deferens so that sperm can enter your semen for fertilization. Generally, after a vasectomy reversal, you have up to a 90% chance of impregnating your partner.
Penile Implant Surgery
If you have had physical issues with getting an erection and you would like to re-establish a healthy sex life, a urological surgeon can perform penile implant surgery. This process consists of your urologist surgically implanting an inflatable prosthetic that corrects the problem of erectile dysfunction. More than 90% of men who have this surgery achieve sexual satisfaction.
Surgical Treatment for Peyronie’s Disease
Your urologist may recommend that you have internal scar tissue removed in order to correct the underlying cause of Peyronie’s disease. This procedure can also consist of an allograft, in which your urologist implants tissue from elsewhere in your body to correct the curvature and make your penis look natural.
Urological Surgeon in Phoenix
A urological surgeon can offer procedures that are designed to improve your sexual well-being. Here at Ironwood Urology, Dr. Desi Avila specializes in treating men’s health issues, and he can provide both noninvasive and surgical treatments that are needed to make you feel like a man.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Avila, contact our friendly staff today by calling us at (480) 961-2323 or by filling out our appointment request form online now. We look forward to being your healthcare partner.